What’s LAGI 2016?

This October, California will become the epicenter of sustainable building!

On Wednesday, October 5th, Greenbuild, the largest event dedicated to sustainable building, is finally opening its doors! One of the conference’s main objectives has always been to showcase the latest trends in green building to decision makers and top level leaders. As a matter of fact, at the last conference, Falcon introduced the Hybrid Urinal to the world, a urinal that functions waterfree in daily use but also automatically performs a full gallon (4 liter) flush through the pipes and housing every 72 hours, adding up to only 121 gallons of water a year – regardless of the number of users.

This year, you can visit us at the Sloan Booth #2143 at Greenbuild, and learn about our FREE turnkey water rebate services to upgrade your commercial restrooms to water efficient fixtures such as the Hybrid.

The following day, October 6th, the winners of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) will be announced.

LAGI is a platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, engineers and scientists to imagine human-centered solutions for sustainable water and energy infrastructures.  The designs illustrate the ability to harness energy and water technology for the City of Santa Monica.

This year, the biennial public art contest chose Santa Monica’s Pier due to the City’s ongoing efforts to expand their water conservation infrastructure to harvest water sustainably.

Even though the winning design concept may not be brought to life, the proposals presented at LAGI 2016 will provide futuristic ideas for innovation and challenge those who think that sustainable infrastructure solutions cannot also be aesthetically pleasing.

A few of the proposed projects for the Santa Monica Pier are below.

Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative
Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative

The Clear Orb could generate more than 3,820 megawatt hours of electricity and 2.2m liters of fresh water a year.  Artists: Jaesik Lim, Ahyoung Lee, Jaeyeol Kim, Taegu Lim from Seoul, South Korea.

 

 

Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative
Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative

Cetacea would  capture wind, solar and wave energy to produce 4,300 megawatt hours of electricity, and a filtering system to process stormwater and create potable water. Artists: Keegan Oneal, Sean Link, Caitlin Vanhauer, Colin Poranski from Eugene, Oregon.

 

Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative
Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative

The Pipe is a floating spa able to generate more than 4.5 billion liters of drinking water. Artists: Abdolaziz Khalili, Puya Kalili, Laleh Javaheri, Iman Khalili, Kathy Kiany from Vancouver, Canada.

 

Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative
Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative

Aurora is a system that could be able to produce 30,000 megawatts and 100 million liters of drinking water. Artists: Daniel Martin de los Rios, Fran Vilar Navarro from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative
Photograph: Land Art Generator Initiative

Cnidaria Halitus is a giant jellyfish design that could produce 600,000 liters of drinkable water every day. Artists: John Eric Chung, Pablo La Roche, Danxi Zou, Jingyan Zhang, Tianyi Deng from Los Angeles, California.

To check out more of the  submissions to LAGI 2016 click here.